Media Releases

Monday, April 29, 2019

BOULDER—A faculty-productivity reporting tool developed at the University of Idaho was honored by the Western Academic Leadership Forum (the Forum) Thursday at the group’s annual meeting in Boulder, Colo.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Salt Lake City—An innovative first-term advising program at Williston State College in North Dakota was honored by the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (the Alliance) at its annual meeting last Thursday in Salt Lake City.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

People learn, both within and beyond the college classroom. The concept of “recognition of learning” refers to the role higher education institutions can play in recognizing the learning that occurs outside of a campus classroom. Practices can range from portfolio assessment and credit by examination for knowledge gained from education and training providers such as the military or employers—in ways that count towards a degree or other credential.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Five new commissioners were recently appointed to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), a federal interstate compact of 16 Western states and territories that work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West.  

Friday, January 18, 2019

America’s largest interstate higher education tuition-savings programs set records in 2018-19 for students enrolled and dollars saved. More than $417.7 million was saved by 42,579 students on three programs managed by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) across its 16 member states and territories, the agency announced today.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

BOULDER—North Dakota State Sen. Ray Holmberg of Grand Forks, N.D. was elected Nov. 9 as the new chair of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), at WICHE’s biannual commission meeting last week in Broomfield, Colo. WICHE, a federal compact of Western states and U.S. Pacific territories and freely associated states, works collaboratively to expand higher education access and excellence throughout the West.